Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New, Larger Facility

Vol. 16, No. 1
Winter 2006

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  • Pulmonary Rehab Programis Step in Right Direction for Lung Disease Patient

  • First Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Walk Raises Thousands for Research

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New,Larger Facility

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Program Once Again Merits ADA Recognition

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  • Winthrop First to Perform Spinal Radiosurgery with CyberKnife

  • ASU Tours Help Young Patients Prepare for Surgery

  • An Elegant Evening of Celebration & Charity

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  • Treiber Family Gives in Memory of Their Son

  • First Annual "Evening of Tasting & Giving" Raises Thousands

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

  • Auxilians Once Again Join Hands to Help Pediatrics

  • "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Keeps Smiles Going

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  • Williston Park Rotary Lends Support for Cancer Survivors' Program

  • Winthrop Welcomes 2006 Golf Tournament Co-Chairs

  • Garden City Resident Celebrates Birthday by Helping Young Patients

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  • Richard J. Nicolello, Nassau County Legislature (left), and Angelo Ferrara, Councilman, Town of North Hempstead (right), presented Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, APRN, Director, Diabetes Education Center, Winthrop (center), with citations recognizing the extraordinary support the Center has offered the community.
    Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center recently opened its new, expanded facility at 163 Mineola Boulevard, only a few blocks from where the Center was originally established in 1979. The new facility houses a larger, modern classroom that comfortably seats patients taking part in a variety of services the Center offers, including group education classes, refresher courses and individual meetings with dietitians.

    "Self-management education plays a pivotal role in empowering people with diabetes to change behavior. However the management of diabetes requires learning complex information and new skills," said Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, APRN, Director, Diabetes Education Center, Winthrop. "The new facility allows our staff of nurses and dietitians to use a variety of resources that make complex concepts understandable and support healthful choices."

    The Center serves adults and children with diabetes and offers the only free support groups for children with diabetes. The support groups are open to all families of children with diabetes who receive treatment anywhere in Nassau, Suffolk or Queens.

    For more information about the program, call (516) 663-2350.

    (L-R) Marina Moore, Administrative Assistant, Diabetes Education Center, Winthrop;
    Richard J. Nicolello, Nassau County Legislature; John DaVanzo, Trustee, Village of Mineola; Angelo Ferrara, Councilman, Town of North Hempstead; Patrick Long, Chairman of the Board, Winthrop; Daniel P. Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Winthrop; Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, APRN, Director, Diabetes Education Center, Winthrop; John Aloia, MD, Chief Academic Officer, Winthrop; Michael Niederman, MD, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Winthrop; Paul Whalen, Assistant Vice President, Medical Services, Winthrop; Margaret Marinelli, MS, RD, CDN, CDE, Diabetes Nutrition Specialist, Winthrop.

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